Chatbots keep trending — and at this point we’ve all heard of, thought about or even prototyped and launched one. Let’s look at some of the best chatbots experiences we found this month.
The idea of automating and scaling one-to-one conversations using technology appeals to lots of brands and services out there, and designers play an important role at defining how each conversation is scripted and the behaviors users can expect when interacting with bots.
Here at uxdesign.cc, we have written and published a number of articles on the topic: from useful links, to reflections on conversational UI, to tips on bot prototyping. We even launched uxchat.me, a series of conversations with UX professionals about the challenges of our discipline.
Because there are so many bots out there (and tons yet to come), our friends at ChatBottle have put together a pretty comprehensive repository of bots, organized by category and by channel in which they are available.
The list below highlights a curated sample of some of the most exciting bots we’ve seen this month:
The chatbot allows you to play classic battleship games from your childhood. The bot has been seeing a lot of traction over the last month. Quite challenging to translate a game like battleship to Facebook Messenger, but we have to admit the user experience is pretty good.
Battleship for Messenger
Battleship chatbot for Messenger. Watch video review, read detailed description and commands the bot understands…chatbottle.co
GrowthBot is a Facebook Messenger chatbot for marketing and sales professionals — or anyone that’s working on growing a business (including startups). It connects to a variety of marketing systems (like HubSpot, Google Analytics and others) and gives you quick, easy access to insights that can help you make strategic decisions for your business.
Songkick Bot for Facebook Messenger helps you find killer concerts happening near you – the same amazing service Songkick has been providing on their website, now via Conversational UI. Try typing “find concerts” to get started.
Songkick Bot for Messenger
Songkick Bot chatbot for Messenger. Watch video review, read detailed description and commands the bot understands…chatbottle.co
Icon is an artificial intelligence bot that turns your selfies into work of art. Snap a selfie, pick a style and share your look. Icon is inspired by the world’s greatest artists and designers.
The Icon8 bot won Telegram’s BotPrize, and is available for Telegram and Facebook Messenger.
Icon8 for Messenger
Icon8 chatbot for Messenger. Watch video review, read detailed description and commands the bot understands. Categories…chatbottle.co
The first immigration robot powered by artificial intelligence. Visabot for Messenger helps immigrants make America great again. O-1 and B-2 visas are currently covered, with other types of visa coming soon.
Visabot has been nominated for 2016 Bot of the Year by Product Hunt’s Golden Kitty.
Visabot for Messenger
Visabot chatbot for Messenger. Watch video review, read detailed description and commands the bot understands…chatbottle.co
Ainstein for Messenger
Ainstein chatbot for Messenger. Watch video review, read detailed description and commands the bot understands…chatbottle.co
Foxsy chatbot is the “Tinder on Facebook Messenger”. It’s your personal matchmaking assistant to find meaningful connection with the right people.
Skyscanner for Messenger
Skyscanner chatbot for Messenger. Watch video review, read detailed description and commands the bot understands…chatbottle.co
A bot that delivers beer over Facebook Messenger! Brewbot uses delivery.com to aggregate merchants in your area and deliver beer for you fairly quickly.
Hope you enjoy the list. We’ll keep sharing these bot gems as we find them.